Copenhagen City Government

  • Stephen Jones


There is international recognition of Copenhagen as a source of inspiration for city governments seeking solutions to effective climate policies. There is certainly strong interest from other city governments looking to learn from the actions taken in Copenhagen. There are strong links between mitigation and adaptation measures that serve to make Copenhagen an attractive place to live and invest. The city has been able to promote its ‘green’ credentials by using an approach to policy implementation that highlights successful performance through comprehensive public reports. This chapter will analyse the policy action taken by Copenhagen in four sections. The first will outline the anticipated impacts of climate change on the city, followed by an examination of the roles and responsibilities of the local government in Denmark. The third section will outline of the approach taken by the City of Copenhagen to strategic planning, including the approach taken to implement, monitor, and report on climate change policies. The last section will analyse the implementation process using the performance framework established in Chap.  4.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Jones
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandCoorparooAustralia

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